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Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm PDT
his running habits and a picture of ambassador stevens. the posting directed a threat against stevens. issa says stevens stopped his morning runs for about a week and then resumed them. in june, an ied was successfully placed at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, blowing a hole in the security perimeter gate, big enough for 40 people to go through. and in the weeks before the september 11th attacks, unarmed libyan guards working at the consulate were warned by family members to quit their jobs, because of, quote, rumors in the community of an impending attack. those are just a few of the 13 things that darrell issa listed. and he also included this major allegation. according to issa, multiple u.s. federal government officials have confirmed to the committee that prior to the september 11th attacks, the u.s. mission in libya made repeated requests for increased security in benghazi. the mission in libya, however, was denied these resources by officials in washington. the state department has responded to darrell issa's letter. here is spokeswoman victoria nuland. we are now working throu
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Oct 7, 2012 12:00pm PDT
up. stay there. we'll be back to you a little later. >>> steven moore san editorial writer for the wall street journal. steven, i want to talk about the real stuff here, the real meat of this jobs report. before we do that, i think christine's point is very valid, and that is that there is a really reasonable and strong argument for smaller, more effective government in the united states, but these kind of conspiracy theories do nothing to help anybody's cause. >> i don't think there was a conspiracy behind these numbers at all. it's misty fiing, we're a little confused, ali, why there was such a big leap in one of the jobs surveys and a modest gain in the other. a lot of economists like myself are scratching our heads trying to peer at these numbers a little closer and figure it out, but i do not believe there was a conspiracy. >> but if you don't believe there was a conspiracy, take your best shot. it's not a number that barack obama can really crow about. i have been saying for a very long time for most people, kind of ignore the unemployment rate because it does kind of move ar
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Oct 7, 2012 11:30am PDT
of the naacp. he supports affirmative action. attorney steven taylor who says they say they want to help but universities won't admit it. both guests have actually filed briefs on this fisher-u.t. case. mr. taylor, you first. what will be ms. fisr's arguments since she was on the 10% requirement that would have granted her admission based on her accomplishments. >> her argument is university of texas are violating principles the supreme court laid down in its last affirmative cases in 2003. in particular, universities said they could use race but they could not engage in racial balancing which means they could not seek proportional representation of the population. university of texas overtly does that. the court said you have to phase ou racial preferences within 25 years. nine of those years are gone, and it's quite clear, in part because of the slowness of working towards racial proportionality and what they call critical mass of every minority in every classroom, it's quite clear that the university of texas is on a trajectory that would extend racial preferences for many, many
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Sep 29, 2012 10:00am PDT
barack obama. i want to bring in steven moore, editorial writer for "wall street journal" and a good friend of the show. christine romans also joins us. she is the host of "your bottom line" right here on cnn. i want to show you a poll of likely voters. in ohio, florida and pennsylvania, 51% of respondents say president obama would do a better job on the economy. no republican, by the way, has won the white house without winning ohio. florida and pennsylvania are also crucial states. steven, despite the trouble in the economy right now, is this weird opening this weird optimism the end of romney's chance to win? >> yeah. i think that upsurge in consumer confidence is hurting mitt romney, no question about that, ali. interestingly, i looked at the gallup data on consumer confidence and they came to a very interesting conclusion. they found that the big surge in consumer confidence on the economy was democrats. that democrats have had a huge surge where republicans have actually had a reduction in their confidence. what they found, by the way, is normally an increase in consumer confid
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Oct 7, 2012 4:00am PDT
, especially in colorado, a state that had two of the country's deadliest massacre in 19 years. steven barten is joining me now to talk about this. he was one of 58 people wounded in the aurora shooting, shot in the face and the neck. steven, good morning to you. first of all, let me ask how you're feeling. >> i'm feeling just fine. my recovery's gone remarkably well. >> well, that is certainly good news to hear. you were one of the lucky ones. what would you liked to have seen wednesday night at the first presidential debate in terms of the discussions about guns. >> i mean really any specific discussion or reference to the issue would have been great. ideally i would have loved both candidates to talk about whether they support having a background check. that's a huge issue and it would have been great to see, that especially in an auditorium ten miles from a theater where i was shot and so many others were shot. >> this certainly could come up at a later debate, which we'll discuss more about social issues but you told one of our reporters that skipping gun lays in the debate showed
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Oct 6, 2012 12:00am PDT
things, if i may. one is the ongoing situation regarding the death of ambassador christopher stevens in libya. lots of vagueness about what really went on in the days leading up to this and indeed, afterwards. what is your assessment of where we are now? >> well, let me tell you what's not vague, and that is five days after, five days after what was very quickly determined by the intelligence committee as a terrorist attack, they trotted out our ambassador to the u.n. to every major news outlet saying that this was a spontaneous demonstration because of a hateful video. that's probably one of the worst things that i have ever observed in my life, and obviously, there were warnings and obviously anybody who believes that an attack with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades and a very sophisticated attack is the result of a video, i mean, it's just ridiculous. and finally, piers, it's not the video that's stoking these demonstrations. as you know, it's the radical islamists that are using the videos as a means of inflaming passion in the middle east and i'll be damned if i'm ready to aban
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Oct 5, 2012 9:00pm PDT
ambassador christopher stevens in libya. lots of vagueness about what really went on in the days leading up to this and indeed afterwards. what is your assessment of where we are now? >> what is not vague, and that is five days after what was very quickly determined by the intelligence committee as a terrorist attack, they trotted out our ambassador of the u.n. to every major news outlet saying that this was a spontaneous demonstration because of a hateful video. that's probably one of the worst things that i have ever observed in my life, and obviously there were warnings, and obviously anybody who believes in an attack with mortars and rocket hi rocket-propelled grenades, a very sophisticated attack, is the result of a video is just ridiculous. it's not the video that's stokingdemonstrations, it's the iraqis who are using these videos, and i'll be damned if i'm going to vacate the freedom of speech because of muhammad. >> are you in favor of her resigning? >> no, she was shooting the messenger. she was told to do that. i blame the secretary of state, i blame the operatives in the white
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Sep 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
stevens and three other americans. >> the u.s. intelligence community now says it was a deliberate terrorist assault. cnn intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly has more. >> this is really the fullest account aing yet on behalf of the community which rarely venchers to the public domain to issue what they knew. the intelligence community says this was a deliberate and terrorized result sympathetic to al qaeda. that comes from se s from shawn. the reason we're seeing something like this two plus weeks after the attack, there is growing frustration within the inteigence community itself how information is being used. that initial assessment being this was a protest, a spontaneous attack that grew out of a protest in response to the anti-muslim films. it appears that as more information came in, that picture changed. the story from administration officials didn't change so dramatically and i think that really shows us that there are still unanswered questions. we don't have a direct timeline on when administration officials knew this was a terrorist attack and when they came out and
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Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm PDT
ambassador chris stevens and three others. more than three weeks after the september 11th terrorist attack. the fbi had chosen not to go to benghazi until now, due to security concerns, raising questions about the integrity of the investigation. right before the show, i spoke to michael birnbaum by phone. >> reporter: they looked around here a little more than an how areu and then had gone to a market in town to look for potentially stolen goods. >> you've been in the consulate. what did you find? >> reporter: i found a gutted and looted series of buildings. it's burned out. it's empty now. it's not being overrun 00:59:22:by bystanders. they let me look around. there are documents scattered all around. there are documents in the bedroom where ambassador stevens was staying. there are lots of documents and files in what appears to have been the security office for the mission. and among those files are records, sensitive records of administrative files, personnel files of libyans working with the americans, records of security protocols for what to do in case of emergency and even a
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Sep 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
put out part of chris stevens' diary. things are going south all over the world. look at this morning in iraq. we've got a miserable failure in iraq. it's unraveling. afghanistan, more insider killings, because this president doesn't believe in american exceptionalism and keeps telling people we're leaving. have you ever heard him say victory? finally he said something about syria, but now we're going to give them communications equipment, which does very well against attack airplanes and helicopters and artillery and tanks. >> you're being sarcastic here. you want to give more? >> of course, we need to arm them. the iranians have admitted that they're on the ground. russian arms are flowing in. iranian planes are flying over iraq as we speak. >> do you think there's a conflict? do you think we need to add to it? >> i think the role of america is to lead, not follow. by the way, we blame it on the video, and it shows the absolute inept tud and ignorance of the realities. >> they were blaming the protests against the american embassy and the deaths, in fact -- >> it's the not v
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Oct 7, 2012 1:00am PDT
year. they fired judges. this is what they want. in fact, steven tyler, one of em who got let go, today called this bull, said this is like professional wrestling. let be honest, as americanth the idea of someone just singing, seen it, done that, bored with it. we like this fighting. you're bringing "the real housewives" to "american idol." they're going to fight. that's what it's about. i think it's to get press, get people to watch the show again, watch the ratings jump. >> i can't do the talent shows. you know how much i love howard stern. i can't even watch that other show. >> "america's got talent." >> i can't. it's boring. but this is definitely interesting. >> that's what this is about. >> let's move on. out of new york city, illusionist david blaine puts on a mesh suit, electricity coarsing around him, three days, no sleep, no food. are you amazed by this stunt? >> amazed? >> under the pavement, the cement, remember that? >> i'm not amazed by this at all. staying awake three days? i have friends who stay awake five days at a time. >> starbucks. >> people who don't eat or
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Oct 7, 2012 10:00am PDT
group played a role in the benghazi attack that killed ambassador stevens last month. how much do we have to worry about? michael hayden has run the u.s. intelligence agency under three presidents. he was appointed director of national security by bill clinton, and was in that post on 9/11. george w. bush later named him cia director, a job he left 23 days after president obama came into office. hayden is now adviser to the romney campaign. welcome back to the show, general hayden. >> good morning, fareed. thank you. >> there are two possibilities, one, that this is a bunch of bad guys, militants, that got lucky. the other is this is a systematic campaign perhaps directed by one of the major al qaeda affiliates, if not al qaeda central. you know, this is, in fact, a -- you know, the execution of a long planned attack against the united states. which do you think seems more plausible? >> well, fareed, this is all fuzzy and it's just not fuzzy in our analyst. it's fuzzy in real life. if you look at al qaeda, i'll give you three tears. -- tiers. you've got al qaeda prime still in pakist
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Sep 30, 2012 12:00am PDT
the american embassy in benghazi, libya, the ambassador christopher stevens was murdered. do you condemn the attacking which caused his murder? >> translator: fundamentally, first of all, any action that is provocative offends the religious thoughts and feelings of any people we condemn. likewise, we condemn any type of extremism. of course, what took place was ugly, offending the holy prophet is quite ugly. this has very little or nothing to do with freedom and freedom of speech. this is the weakness and the abuse of freedom. and in many places it is a crime. it shouldn't take place, and i do hope that they will come in which politicians will not seek to offend those whom others hold holy or with sanctities. but we also believe that this must also be resolved in a humane atmosphere, in a participatory environment and we do not like anybody losing their lives or being killed. >> there are protesters all over the middle east now threatening the staff of american embassies, to kill them, behead them. do you think they should stop? >> translator: you see, i cannot determine what peo
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Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm PDT
connection with the murders of chris stevens and three other americans. jill daugherty has been digging into the story and is with us tonight. >> well, on this particular incident, we don't know a whole lot of detail, but we know those two men, they are being questioned in turkey. and the understanding is that they were somehow allegedly tied to the attack in libya. which killed the ambassador. now, they were on the watch list that the u.s. compiled. that was given to the turks and the turks picked them up, apparently came into the country this week and the fbi is hoping they will have some type of access to them. >> questioned them already, but would like to have a chance to. >> right. >> there was also other development today in this investigation. this e-mail between the state department and the team benghazi surfaced. what do we know about that? >> well, this is part of, you know there are several investigations ongoing into the death of the ambassador and the three other americans. and how it happened. the charge is that the state department allegedly did not do enough. so in that conte
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
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Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
ambassador chris stevens. it wasn't just a violence end to a spontaneous protest over an anti-muslim film. >> u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice was one of the administration officials who said it was not a terrorist attack and that has led congressman peter king to call for her resignation. here's what he told our wolf blitzer. >> to rule out terrorism, say it was not terrorism at that time was a terrible mistake to make whether it was intentionally or unintentionally. to show the significance of that, i believe she should resign, yes. >> the white house is standing by rice saying everything she said in that interview was cleared by interagency groups. >>> two people are hospitals after a shooting in minneapolis later this week. the shooter was laid off hours before the incident and then returned with a gun and shot and killed five co-workers before committing suicide. his family said he had a history of mental illness. among the dead, a business owner recently honored at the white house. >>> bank of america is paying more than $2.4 billion to settle a class action la
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
dropping below 8% to 7.8%. let's talk to steven moore, economics adviser for "the wall street journal." he he joins us now. go morning, steven. >> good morning. >> is this great news, good news, not so much news? what is this? >> probably doing a little jig over at the white house right now. there's certainly good news for the white house, coming off a bad debate. these are pretty good numbers. the fact that for the first time in over 40 months we now have an unemployment rate less than 8%. one interesting thing about these numbers that people might be a little confused about, officially the economy gained about 115,000, 120,000 jobs, which is so-so. you look at this other survey that we do of households and that found a gigantic gain in jobs something like 750,000 or 800,000. as economists, we're trying to figure out why the big discrepancy in these two numbers. the reason we call it the headline number, the unemployment rate, that will be the headline tomorrow, unemployment less than 8%. >> i have to ask you this. jack welch, conservative guy, came out and said unbelievable jobs num
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00am PDT
leading up to the killing of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. for example, stevens, they say, took regular early morning jogs around tripoli with members of the security detail, but according to their sources, a pro-gadhafi facebook page trumpheted those runs, posting a threat against the ambassador along with a stock photo of him. stevens stopped running for about a week. then resumed. >> all indications are the ambassador was not reckless, and he took the advice always of his security forces, including sometimes when they said that meetings needed to be canceled, so i think that this is a failure of intelligence, a failure of security, and a failure of judgment, but not of the now diocesed ambassador. >> there were other security braechz, according to the committee and a sale that blew a hole in the security perimeter at the north gate of the benghazi mission. two rocket propelled grenade rounds were fired at the benghazi office of the red cross. and the convoy carrying the british ambassador was attacked by a militant with a grenade. the letter from the
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Oct 3, 2012 1:00am PDT
, mcandrews and forbes. she had actually met with ambassador stevens. what do you make of the pictures you see of what arwa's talking about? >> as i listen to arwa, it just reinforces what we said last week and we've said from the beginning. investigators have to go there, even if you didn't have all the physical evidence there that arwa just described to our viewers, you would want to know from the witness interviews, anderson, you would want to know measurements, you would want to be able to take people through it to really understand what the dynamic was. but then you see things like handprints and blood samples. one of the things, the first thing you would do, i'll give you an example, that is you would take the blood sample off the toilet and the bidet and see whether or not it matched first to the ambassador's. did he fall? there's all sorts of things you would want to know. you know, the pictures we've seen publicly of his body doesn't look like he did, but you don't know. and all those sorts of bits of information, it is true, it would be a less valuable crime scene now because peo
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
american ambassador, christopher stevens. that was two and a half weeks ago. two and a half weeks that have seen the administration first describe this as a spontaneous outburst even though our reporting revealed that officials knew within 24 hours that it was not. only much later did they back away from that assessment. today, the director of national intelligence, james clapper, put out a statement explaining that early evidence supported that theory so that's why they told the white house and congress. clapper says that throughout the investigation, his agency made it clear that the assessment was preliminary and could change. neither his statement nor our sources specify a time frame for the dni's change of view. again, our sources tell us that law enforcement officials knew within 24 hours that this was a terror attack. our reporting also reveals that even though the administration says the investigation is going smoothly, the fbi has hit a bump in the road to the crime scene and tonight, we've got reporting that could explain why that is. a senior law enforcement official te
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Oct 5, 2012 1:00am PDT
chris stevens. >>> the outbreak of noncontagious fungal meningitis has grown to 35 cases in 6 states. that's 9 new cases in one day. at least five people have died. every patient infected received a steroid injection to the spine, a common treatment for back pain. each patient received an injection of a steroid. the plant where the injection is manufactured has voluntarily shut down. >>> american airlines checking for seat problems. they will do an additional check to the lock that locks the seats to the plane's floor. >>> dinosaur hunter at the university of colorado has discovered a new species, a mini dyno, if you will. scientists say it looked like a porcupine, the size of a house cat and had some big, scary fangs. >> anderson. >>> coming up, al gore takes post debate commentary to a whole new level. the "ridiculist" is next. >>> time now for the "ridiculist." and it's the night after the first presidential debate so of course, there was a lot of analysis going on all day but as i mentioned at the beginning of the program, one bit of commentary really got our attention. watch as
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
u.s. consulate in libya that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. that's the word from a u.s. officials who says they are being questioned at the request of the united states. after they entered turkey this week. >>> an islamic cleric and four other suspects will be endi extradited to the united states. his charges include conspiracy in connection with the kidnapping of 16 westerners in yemen in 1998. >>> in italy, a verdict could come as soon as tomorrow in the trial of the pope's former butler, who is accused of stealing important vatican documents and leaking them to the press. >>> anderson, a bold robbery caught on tape in northern england. look at this. a man walks up to a stroller and grabs an iphone out of the hands of this 20 month old girl as she's watching barney and friends and then walks calmly away as if he's done nothing wrong. police are still searching for that suspect. >> wow. >> you believe that? >> i'm amazed a 20 month old is controlled enough to watch an -- have an iphone and use it. i'm still trying to figure out my iphone. but that's ter
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Oct 2, 2012 1:00am PDT
asking you whether you would say that ambassador stevens and the three other americans died as a result of a terrorist attack. >> certainly on that particular question, i would say yes. they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy. >> two days later, secretary of state clinton made it even plainer. >> what happened in benghazi was a terrorist attack, and we will not rest until we have tracked down and brought to justice the terrorists who murdered four americans. >> keeping them honest, if the white house wants credit for quickly labeling what happened in benghazi an act of terror, can't also claim credit for prudently not calling it terrorism for so many days. whatever you think, clearly these are two candidates with some big questions to face and perhaps, they will less than 48 hours from now. that debate, a lot to talk about for us. the polls, debates, big economic numbers coming out this week. joining us, republican strategist ari fleischer, serving as an unpaid occasional campaign advisor to the romney campaign. also, robert reish, former labor secreta
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Sep 28, 2012 9:00pm PDT
americans as you know were murdered in the assault, one american ambassador, christopher stevens, that was 2 1/2 weeks ago, 2 1/2 weeks, that saw the administration describe this first as a spontaneous outburst, even though reporting shows that officials knew within 24 hours it was not.
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. that's the word from a u.s. officials who says they are being questioned at the request of the united states. after they entered turkey this week. >>> an islamic cleric and four other suspects will be extradited to the united states. hours after the london high court ruled he could be extradited. his charges include conspiracy in connection with the kidnapping of 16 westerners in yemen in 1998. >>> a bold robbery in northern england. a man walks up and grabs an iphone out of the hands of this 21-month-old baby. police are still searching up for the suspect. >>> everybody is not a-okay on sesame street. it turns out big bird may have a bigger enemy. "the ridiculust" next. ♪ hi dad. many years from now, when the subaru is theirs... hey. you missed a spot. ...i'll look back on this day and laugh. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. >>> time now for the "ridiculist." tonight wee adding all the feathers that have been ruffled over mitt romney's comments about pbs. or i would like
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Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm PDT
together, a couple of cell phone calls half an hour before. they knew ambassador stevens was there and seized the moment. so it may have been planned, but 30 minutes beforehand. >> and of course we get into the whole question of immediate aftermath. when did u.s. intelligence now, when did they tell the white house, which is going to become a crucial issue, who is to blame for any errors that may have happened. from your reporting and you've done a lot in terms of studying these jihadist and extremist groups, what i find incredibly ironic here is that these groups linked to al-qaeda wanted moammar gadhafi to be killed. that was something that was accomplished by the united states, who are they are now trying to attack. >> that's right. they don't care who does their work for them so long as their work gets done. yes, they wanted gadhafi killed. there was a group called the libyan fighting group, the organization, they tried to assassinate gadhafi in '96 and gadhafi retaliated massively and they all fled, joined up with al-qaeda. during the revolution, they re-formed. not necessarily na
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Oct 6, 2012 10:00am PDT
other asset. >> we're agreeing on this point. i want to ask steven moore something here. i think all three of us -- there are four ever us. forget my math. all four of us agree on this haut. why is it that's not why mitt romney says he can create 12 million jobs over four years. he talks almost exclusively about lowering taxes to spur job growth. i have a suspicion you actually agree with him on that. >> i know you've been skeptical of that number. i think it's very achieve scrabble. as you noted with that chart that you were showing even though we have had 5 million new jobs over the last four years, do you realize we're still about 4 million jobs short of where we were in 2007. so we still have a lot of ground to be made up. in fact we should be growing the labor force and employment by about double the rate that we are. if we pick up the pace we should be at and keep that for four years i really do believe 12 million jobs is achievable. my goodness we did that in the 1980s under a republican president, ronald reagan and a democratic president bill clinton. >> and gdp was 4.8%. 4.5
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
stevens. >>> the outbreak of noncontagious fungal meningitis has grown to 36 cases in nine states. at least five people have died. every patient infected received a steroid injection to the spine, a common treatment for back pain. >>> the most successful college basketball coach of all time says in an affidavit she initially felt forced out at the university of tennessee by the athletic director. the legendary lady vols coach stepped down in april, eight months after being diagnosed with alzheimer's. so she testified in a lawsuit filed by another u.t. employee who said she was forced out of a job. >>> american airlines has ordered more inspections of the same boeing 757s it's been checking for seat problems. it says its mechanics will perform an additional fix on the lock that secures seats to the aircraft floor. 48 planes are involved. the faa said it agrees with the decision. and check this out. a dinosaur hunter at the university of colorado says he's discovered a new species, a mini dyno, if you will. scientists say it looks a bit like a porcupine. >> yes, that is right. okay. may
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Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm PDT
, including bassador chris stevens. >>> the outbreak of noncontagious fungal meningitis has grown to 35 cases in six states. nine new cases in one day. at least five people have died. every patient infected received a steroid injection to the spine, a common treatment for back pain. the plant where the injection is manufactured has voluntarily shut down. >>> american airlines checking for seat problems. they will do an additional check to the lock that locks the seats to the plane's floor. >>> dinosaur hunter at the university of colorado has discovered a new species, a mini dyno, if you will. looked a bit like a porcupine, the size of a house cat and had some big, scary fangs. >> anderson. >>> coming up, al gore takes post debate commentary to a whole new level. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. with efficient absorption in one daily dose. perform, compete and grow. and people are driving this change. that's the power of human resources. the society... for human resource management and its memb
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Sep 29, 2012 7:00am PDT
stevens and three other americans were killed in that attack. cnn intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly joins me live from washington. did intelligence agencies really not have enough formation, or were they covering up parts, as some are suggesting? >> that's a great question, and i think what we're starting to see now is a little bit behind the curtain, if you will, with the intelligence community coming out with this very unusual statement really about what it knew. although it's not nailing down exactly the timeline. now, you have to remember in those first 24 hours after this attack, things were coming in, they were initial assessments and the intelligence community is basically saying look, guys, we know that initial assessments are sometimes wrong because you just haven't gathered enough information yet. but let me read to you what shawn turner said. he's the director of communications for the office of the director of national intelligence, the president's top intelligence adviser here. as we learn more about the attack, we revised our initial assessment to reflect new inf
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
. >> with the assassination of chris stevens, u.s. ambassador, looks like that could be an issue in the election. should mitt romney make it one? >> that's the question, brooke. as you know politico's done some great reporting as there's real tension in the romney camp as to capitalize on the issue or just stay on the economy. it's the economy, stupid. but obviously the attack in libya has become a hugely politicized issue. you can see it from both sides. today the chairman of the house oversight committee came out with a letter saying that the united states government had denied repeated requests for more security at the consulate in benghazi and listing 13 incidents that had happened over the past six months that he thinks were warning signs that were ignored. so he's going ahead with that. and he's going to bring congress back to have hearings next week on this issue. no question this has become a political issue and in terms of hearings, coming at a very bad time for president obama and the democrats. >> something to look for possibly if not tomorrow night in denver in that debate d
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Oct 5, 2012 9:00am PDT
, chris stevens. the fbi says inadequate security prevented them from starting their investigation in benghazi before now. [ chanting ] >> angry, frustrated people feeling powerless to stop the civil war in syria. this is hama. this is where opposition groups say more shells landed today. >> after 19 months in fighting in syria they estimate that 19,000 people have been killed. opposition groups put that number much, much higher. more than a million people, half of them children, they're refugees. they're even too afraid to go home. there's also another victim in the civil war too. we're talking about the country's rich, important ancient history. this. >> some of the greatest landmarks in ruins. now after 19 months of fighting and civil war the global heritage fund says many historical treasures are being destroyed. the ancient villages of northern syria were named the unesco heritage site in 2011. the region is home to monasteries, ancient churches b. many of those ancient ruins were knocked over as seen in this amateur video. possibly used as roadblocks in the fighting. >> and syri
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